Negelle March 23/2013 Five alternative basic education centers and a kindergarten are being constructed in Gujji Zone, Oromia State at a cost of over 1.5 million Birr in the efforts to increase accessibility of primary education service, the zonal education office said.
Planning and project team leader with the office, Chernet Busawa said the facilities are being constructed in pastoral areas of the zone.
Chernet said construction of the facilities will increase the number of basic alternative education centers to 112 from the present 108 in the areas.
Upon going fully operational, the facilities will have capacity to enroll more than 470 additional students.
Over 10,000 children are attending primary level education in the areas at present, he said.